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Fox & Friends falsely claims Russian lawyer Trump Jr. met with had no ties to the Kremlin

Trump Jr. met with in June 2016, Natalia Veselnitskaya, had no connections to the Russian government. Discussing the release of email correspondence between Trump Jr. and publicist Rob Goldstone about setting up the meeting with Veselnitskaya, Doocy claimed Veselnitskaya is "not a government agent" and Kilmeade said she is "not linked to the Kremlin at all." According to McClatchy, Veselnitskaya "had ties to [the] Russian government" and American prosecutors found "she threatened action by the Russian security service, the FSB, against a rights group working to expose corruption by Russian government officials." Additionally, The New York Times reported that "lawyers and others in Moscow’s legal community called [Veselnitskaya] a trusted insider, one who could be counted on to argue and win important high-profile court cases that matter to the government and to one senior, well-connected official in particular."

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